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Welcome "Gremlins" and "MST3k" back into your lives next month. (PHOTO: Netflix Twitter/Gremlins Facebook)

What's coming and going from Netflix in April

From original shows and movies to an impressive lineup of classic films and legendary directors, there's plenty to be excited for next month on Netflix. Unfortunately, what streaming services giveth they also taketh away.

Let's start with the bad news first: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "The Princess Bride" and "The Usual Suspects" are all leaving your televisions. Plus, if you're a Joss Whedon fan, prepare to cry like he just killed off one of your favorite charming and unassuming characters – again! – because all of "Angel," "Buffy," "Dollhouse" and "Firefly" are leaving Netflix next month.

Don't cry yourself too many April showers, however, because there's plenty of good stuff coming to help attempt to fill the Whedon-shaped hole in your life, from classics ("A Nightmare on Elm Street," "Cool Runnings," "Gremlins") to new gems like the beautiful stop-motion animated movie "Kubo and the Two Strings." Netflix's deal with Disney continues to pay off, as well, with the under-appreciated inspirational story "Queen of Katwe" and Steven Spielberg's "The BFG" coming to the streaming service. Wait, wasn't that supposed to be released last month? Huh ...

But speaking of Spielberg, have you ever been bored on a dull, quiet Saturday night and thought to yourself, "You know what I'm in the mood for? 'Schindler's List.'"? Well, you distressing weirdo, problem solved, because it'll be available next month.

As has become standard, the originals are where most of the flashiest titles pop up for next month. Indie hits "Win It All" and "Small Crimes" will likely be little gems that you randomly hear your cinephile friends recommending next month, while the new series "Dear White People" will finally arrive on Netflix after stirring up some mild controversy among racists (psst, nobody tell them it's based on a movie that came out three years ago). Fun familiar faces Louis C.K. and Bill Nye are set to appear with new projects, the very expensive but also quietly very appreciated "The Get Down" will drop its part two and – oh my gosh, they actually did it; they made new "Mystery Science Theater 3000" episodes!

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So obviously – even with the dearly departeds – April is going to bring plenty of stream-worthy stuff to happily ring in the spring. And also Adam Sandler has a new movie, I guess.

Coming to Netflix

April 1

"A Weekend with the Family" (2016)

"A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984)

"Across the Universe" (2007)

"An American Tail" (1986)

"An American Tail: Fievel Goes West" (1991)

"An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster" (1999)

"Boy Bye" (2016)

"Born To Be Free" (2016)

"Cool Runnings" (1993)

"Good Witch" season 2

"Gremlins" (1984)

"Only for One Night" (2016)

"Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin'" (1971)

"Scooby-Doo" (2002)

"Schindler's List" (1993)

"Something's Gotta Give" (2003)

"Thunderstruck" (2012)

"Wynonna Earp" season 1

"The Tenth Man" (2016)

"Trouble with the Curve" (2012)

"Tropic Thunder" (2008)

April 2

"The D Train" (2015)

April 4

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Chewing Gum" season 2


April 6

"The BFG" (2016)

April 7

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "El Faro De Las Orcas"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Dawn of the Croods" season 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Get Down: Part 2"


April 8

"Kubo and the Two Strings" (2016)

April 10

"Documentary Now!" season 2

April 11

"Kevin Hart: What Now" (2016)

April 12

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" season 2

April 14

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Chelsea" season 2

"El Elegido" (2017)

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return"


April 15

"Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" (1993)


April 18

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Lucas Brothers: On Drugs"

April 19

"A Plastic Ocean" (2016)

April 21

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Bill Nye Saves the World" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Girlboss" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On" season 1


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Tales by Light" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show" season 4

"The Prestige" (2006)


April 22

"The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass" seasons 1-3

"The Secret Life of Pets" (2016)

April 23

"Liv and Maddie" season 4

"Phantom" (2013)

April 24

"Long Nights Short Mornings" (2016)

April 25

"Queen of Katwe" (2016)

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Vir Das: Abroad Understanding"

April 26

"Real Rescues" seasons 6-7

"Trust" (2010)

April 27

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Las Chicas del Cable" season 1

April 28

"A Murder in the Park" (2014)

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Casting JonBenet"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Dear White People" season 1



April 30

"Sofia the First" season 3

Leaving Netflix

April 1

"Ally McBeal" seasons 1-5

"Angel" seasons 1-5

"Better Off Ted" season 1

"Barbershop 2: Back in Business"

"Bones" seasons 1-4

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" seasons 1-7


"Dollhouse" season 1

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"


"House M.D." seasons 1-8

"Lie to Me" season 1

"Menace II Society"

"Resident Evil: Extinction"

"Roswell" seasons 1-3

"Snow Day"

"Stomp the Yard"

"Superman II"

"Superman III"

"Superman IV: The Quest for Peace"

"Superman Returns"

"Superman: The Movie"

"The Agony and the Ecstasy"

"The Boys from Brazil"

"The Escapist"

"The Princess Bride"

"The Riches" seasons 1-2

"The Usual Suspects"

"The X-Files" seasons 1-9

"Vanilla Sky"

April 3

"Collateral Damage"

"The Circle"

April 7

"Legit" season 2

"Wilfred" season 4

April 9


April 10

"Legit" season 1

"Flower Girl"

April 14

"The Lazarus Effect"

April 15

"A Fantastic Fear of Everything Leaving"

April 17

"American Dad" season 6

April 26

"The Nutty Professor 2: Facing the Fear"

April 30

"Under the Tuscan Sun"

"The Mirror"

"Born to Defense"

"The Defender"



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